Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism Office 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan Framework

The office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Anti-racism is pleased to share the framework of our 2022-2025 strategic plan. We hope to release our Comprehensive Strategic plan in the near future, as we continue to expand our team. As you review this framework, we welcome and look forward to your feedback. Please share any comments, suggestions, or questions by emailing equity@uwaterloo.ca 


Vision Statement

Disrupt systemic oppression and lead a transformative culture change in which equity and anti-racism are fully embodied at the University of Waterloo.

Mission Statement

Build, incubate and enhance EDI-R competency and capacity across campus to identify and interrupt institutional barriers and embed equity within policies, processes, environments and experiences at the University of Waterloo.

Guiding Principles:

  • Collective Impact 
  • Targeted Universalism 
  • Sankofa 
  • Inclusive Leadership 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Systems focus 
  • Restorative Justice
  • Transformative Justice
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Universal design
  • Anti-Oppressive Practice

Goals and Objectives:

  1. Lead and facilitate culture change
  2. Ensure EDI-R leadership is centralized, accessible and accountable
  3. Increase the financial sustainability of the EDI-R Unit